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post Dec 10 2009, 03:23 PM
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Hi GMC -
Thanks for putting together this website. I'm probably decades older than most of you on here. I'm 53 and have been playing guitar for
an embarrassingly long time when I consider my playing ability. My current guitars are a Taylor 810 and Fender EJ Strat. I have fun playing
but, just don't seem to progress much. I don't know what the problem is really, I do put in the time, but maybe not efficiently. I've been trying to concentrate more on technique and theory since my hope is to someday be able to "rip through the changes", but that may end up just being a dream. Between, work, my son and taking care of the house.... I can't dedicate a ton of time, but I still manage to get 1.5 hrs of dedicated time in a day. I practice with a metronome, but can seem to get past 16th notes with the metronome set to 100. I'm not really a speed freak, but there's stuff I'd like to play that's pretty fast. I'm all over the board as to what type of music I like.... gypsy jazz, straight jazz, fusion, rock,
metal. I find I have a hard time keeping things in my memory though. I'll hear a tune, while I'm listening I feel like I know where things are going, as soon as I'm on my own, can't remember a damn thing. Well that's my story. Thanks again Chris and Crew for putting this place together.

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post Dec 10 2009, 03:30 PM
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QUOTE (steveb @ Dec 10 2009, 03:23 PM) *
Hi GMC -
Thanks for putting together this website. I'm probably decades older than most of you on here. I'm 53 and have been playing guitar for
an embarrassingly long time when I consider my playing ability. My current guitars are a Taylor 810 and Fender EJ Strat. I have fun playing
but, just don't seem to progress much. I don't know what the problem is really, I do put in the time, but maybe not efficiently. I've been trying to concentrate more on technique and theory since my hope is to someday be able to "rip through the changes", but that may end up just being a dream. Between, work, my son and taking care of the house.... I can't dedicate a ton of time, but I still manage to get 1.5 hrs of dedicated time in a day. I practice with a metronome, but can seem to get past 16th notes with the metronome set to 100. I'm not really a speed freak, but there's stuff I'd like to play that's pretty fast. I'm all over the board as to what type of music I like.... gypsy jazz, straight jazz, fusion, rock,
metal. I find I have a hard time keeping things in my memory though. I'll hear a tune, while I'm listening I feel like I know where things are going, as soon as I'm on my own, can't remember a damn thing. Well that's my story. Thanks again Chris and Crew for putting this place together.

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i'am 42 with seven kids -you will fit in fine - the key to geting better at our ages is finding the time to put in the practice welcome!
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post Dec 10 2009, 03:37 PM
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Welcome to GMC Steve!!
I am also 42 like our friend above and can testify that with structured practice you can obtain your goals! I can't believe my own improvement, both practical and theoretical since I joined here!!
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post Dec 10 2009, 03:48 PM
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post Dec 10 2009, 03:54 PM
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Welcome Steve! smile.gif

Nice intro post! I guess I'm still a kid at 32 laugh.gif


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post Dec 10 2009, 04:02 PM
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Yep... I'm 44 with 2 children and all the sports teams and home work and house stuff too! It's good to know that we are not alone in sticking with our love of music!!! I know for me it's my hobby, or where I focus my "free" time. So log in, and settle in. This is a journey, and there are tons of lessons for every style and skill level. I guess for me I know that it's more of a mindset (to study music at this age) than a product. I just watched the movie Anvil, a great movie for all musicians to see. Really speaks to the "heart" of a musician! cool.gif


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post Dec 10 2009, 04:48 PM
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Welcome to GMC!

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post Dec 10 2009, 05:23 PM
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post Dec 10 2009, 05:27 PM
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post Dec 10 2009, 05:35 PM
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welcome to the site man, i'm sure you will find all you may need to progress quicker here smile.gif, and i gotta say i got the same problem as you with memory, that's why i need to practice a song a LOT to remember everything OR improvise biggrin.gif


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post Dec 10 2009, 05:36 PM
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Welcome to GMC Steve! Have fun learning here! smile.gif


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post Dec 10 2009, 07:29 PM
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Well, Im 45 with two children and still feels like 25, oooh, wrong, since I've been a member here I feel like 20!!!! laugh.gif
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post Dec 10 2009, 08:19 PM
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post Dec 11 2009, 07:59 AM
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Thanks for the very welcoming, welcome. You guys are the best...............
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post Dec 11 2009, 12:35 PM
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Hi Steve, welcome to GMC !


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post Dec 11 2009, 10:33 PM
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Welcome! At your age you fit just fine here, you'd be surprised to find how many of us are "vintage".

Not me though, I'm one of the young ones, I'm just 40 smile.gif Welcome to GMC!


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post Dec 12 2009, 08:49 AM
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Welcome to GMC Steve smile.gif
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post Dec 12 2009, 03:41 PM
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post Dec 12 2009, 04:38 PM
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post Dec 13 2009, 03:48 AM
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Hey Steve! Welcome to the site. Don't worry man, there's always time to get some time back!!.


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